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The Resource The Library of Alexandria : a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference, edited by Christophe Rico and Anca Dan

The Library of Alexandria : a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference, edited by Christophe Rico and Anca Dan

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The Library of Alexandria : a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference
Title
The Library of Alexandria
Title remainder
a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christophe Rico and Anca Dan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Created and developed by the Ptolemaic kings, the Library of Alexandria was regarded as the world's main center of scholarship from the 3rd century BC until at least the reign of Cleopatra (48-30 BC). The dream to establish a gigantic library that could assemble all known texts of the Hellenistic period, the outstanding achievements of the scholars who worked inside its walls, and, finally, the mysteries surrounding its disappearance, have bestowed an almost mythic status on this monumental library. Where was the Royal Library exactly located? What kind of texts were kept in that library? To what extent did the Library of Alexandria become a meeting point for different languages and cultures? Should we distinguish between the Museum and the Library from an institutional point of view? Were the book collections housed in separate buildings? What caused the destruction of those collections and how much was lost? Why do some ancient authors remain silent about the Library's disappearance? Polis--The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities held an international conference to seek answers to these question. The 2015 conference on the Library of Alexandria gathered historians, archaeologists, and linguists, as well as specialists on the Septuagint and on Greek literature. This book presents the proceedings of the interdisciplinary conference
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1980-
  • 2015 :
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rico, Christophe
  • Dan, Anca
  • Polis - The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
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  • Alexandrian Library
  • Alexandrian Library
  • Libraries
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Egypt
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Civilization, Classical
  • Intellectual life
  • Libraries
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
The Library of Alexandria : a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference, edited by Christophe Rico and Anca Dan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • On January 8 and 9, 2015, the Polis Institute held an international conference on the Library of Alexandria that gathered philologists, historians as well as specialists of the Septuagint and of Greek literature
  • Title also in Greek on title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [366]-409) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Bibliothéque d'Alexandrie: questions de topographie et d'architecture / Hélène Fragaki -- The library and the Septuagint: between representations and reality / Sylvie Honigman -- The Egyptian background of the Septuagint / Jan Joosten -- Josephus and Aristeas' letter: a comparison / Étienne Nodet -- Words, words, words: Onomastica and onomastic technique in Alexandrian poetry / Jane L. Lightfoot -- Apollonios de Rhodes et Ératosthène de Cyrène: bibliothécaires et poètes à Alexandrie / Christophe Cusset -- The first of the Bêta: notes on Erathosthenes' invention of geography / Anca Dan -- Strabo's choice of sources as a clue to the availability of texts in this time / Daniela Dueck -- Quelques notes sur la signification historique du silence philonein à propos de la Biblioghèque d'Alexandrie / Emmanuel Friedheim -- "Read after burning": the end of the Library of Alexandria according to Plutarch (Caesar 49) / Eran Amagor -- The destruction of the Library of Alexandria: a reassessment / Christophe Rico
Control code
1016955257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 409 pages
Isbn
9789657698105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016955257
Label
The Library of Alexandria : a cultural crossroads of the ancient world : proceedings of the second Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference, edited by Christophe Rico and Anca Dan
Publication
Note
  • On January 8 and 9, 2015, the Polis Institute held an international conference on the Library of Alexandria that gathered philologists, historians as well as specialists of the Septuagint and of Greek literature
  • Title also in Greek on title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [366]-409) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
La Bibliothéque d'Alexandrie: questions de topographie et d'architecture / Hélène Fragaki -- The library and the Septuagint: between representations and reality / Sylvie Honigman -- The Egyptian background of the Septuagint / Jan Joosten -- Josephus and Aristeas' letter: a comparison / Étienne Nodet -- Words, words, words: Onomastica and onomastic technique in Alexandrian poetry / Jane L. Lightfoot -- Apollonios de Rhodes et Ératosthène de Cyrène: bibliothécaires et poètes à Alexandrie / Christophe Cusset -- The first of the Bêta: notes on Erathosthenes' invention of geography / Anca Dan -- Strabo's choice of sources as a clue to the availability of texts in this time / Daniela Dueck -- Quelques notes sur la signification historique du silence philonein à propos de la Biblioghèque d'Alexandrie / Emmanuel Friedheim -- "Read after burning": the end of the Library of Alexandria according to Plutarch (Caesar 49) / Eran Amagor -- The destruction of the Library of Alexandria: a reassessment / Christophe Rico
Control code
1016955257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxix, 409 pages
Isbn
9789657698105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016955257

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